So happy I am here to be posting in 2010. That means the time is near and we will be opening our pool this Friday..YEAH!
This is only our 2nd year opening the pool, so a few quick questions.
I know filter should run for 24hours after opening. Here are my questions
1) since we have a QuadDE filter that has both DE (although we use AquaPerl) and cartridges, can we use just the cartridge the first few days of filtering and save our DE?
2) how long b/f we should clean the filter or just until the pressure rises? Last year we didn't know we should clean the cartridge after the first week of opening and the pressure never changed until mid-summer.
PS - my friend told me today they did not clean their DE last fall b/c they didn't want to waste more DE at opening so they are reusing the DE from the fall for the first week and then they will replace. Is there anything wrong with this?